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The Island House Hotel
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Orange Beach
Tupelo, Mississippi
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133 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Out favorite hotel on the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

All rooms have a great view. We tried to go in February but had a death in our family and had to cancel in route. We were not charged. Big rooms, comfortable beds And right on the beach! Perfect place for a couple to getaway.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank Jessica B
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Island House Ho... M, Front Office Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to your next arrival.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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derbys uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

This hotel is amazing. Beach front location perfect. Reception staff extremely friendly. Huge room. Two sinks and the thing that always makes a hotel for me is . . . . . . . a shower cap! Bath robes too. Couldn't really fault it but smokers beware - no smoking on the balcony - just a small downside for me.

Room Tip: Ask for an end one as they appear to have a side view of the beach too
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank spireman
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Island House Ho... M, Front Office Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
We are extremely happy that you had a great time on your stay at The Island House. We can not wait to see you on your next visit.
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Although its not the newest, the service has been spectacular. We wanted a quiet weekend away and this fit the bill. The atmosphere was very calm with no loud parties etc. even on Memorial Day Weekend. I've been there, done that and glad to be passed it :). Lots of families. Very clean and the bedding is great with lots of pillows.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank PKirby16
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Niceville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

Service is outstanding! Staff is one of the best I've seen. Great views from every room. Now the bad. Noise in the hall sounds like it is in your room. When the adjacent room's shower drains, it sounds like the water is pouring into your room. Air conditioning is old and noisy. I was booked with a business group, so the rate was good or I would have checked out after night 1.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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3 Thank jeffg6136
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Jackson, MS
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed at the Island House on our honeymoon in October 2012. We have been to Orange Beach SEVERAL times, and we always stay in a condo. But, since we didn't want to clean our own rooms, pay extra fees, etc., we decided to try out The Island House. The pictures on their website truly justify it and aren't misleading as most "hotel" pictures. Most condos will run you about $250 and up per night minimum, whereas The Island House offers deals as low as $99. Of course, you don't get all the amenities like racquet ball courts, multiple pools, etc., but you still have a restaurant and bar on site (at which Miranda Lambert enjoyed a drink before her performance at the Wharf :); you still have beach access with chairs available for rent; and you still get a great view with every room because every room has a balcony with ocean view. Now, the hotel is old and, yes, it needs some TLC. So, don't expect a Hilton. However, the hotel is a great value. It's centrally located b/t Orange Beach and SanDestin, and Daily Donut and the marina are directly across the street! We enjoyed the stay, and we would definitely recommend it as a great budget saver. Overall, the room was clean, the staff was awesome, and we had a great time. P.S. The Island House is supposedly co-owned by Jimmy Buffett, and he is rumored to stop by on occasion.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Leslie S
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Island House Ho... M, Front Office Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to your next arrival at The Island Hotel.
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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

You never know when you book a room if it will have a good view or a poor view. Usually, if you get a good rate, your view is not very good. Not here! Every room has a balcony with a view over the pool and the beach. The rooms are large and comfortable. The restaurant in the hotel had good food and priced very reasonably. I doubt you will be disappointed in this as a vacation stay.

Room Tip: If you get a room on the ends, you get side windows also.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank BlaneMcM
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Island House Ho... M, Front Office Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us this Spring. We look forward to having you stay with us the next time you come to the beautiful Gulf Coast.
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princeton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

The hotel is in a great location on the beach . The staff very nice . The food cost is reasonable unless you have bottomless pit teens then go somewhere else lol.. The room bedroom was very nice , the kichen was nice , but the livingroom was outdated , the foldout bed was bad according to the kids , they ended up on the floor .bring a air mattress. we had 2 balconies which was nice . the doors are in need of replacing . we had room 1005 which was a penthouse ( one room kichenette) the price is aliitle high but the view was great .. housekeeping was not good . we are planning on returning .. The pool looked nice it was not heated , it was way too cold to do any swimming .

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Ann M
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Island House Ho... M, Front Office Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at The Island House Hotel. We hope your next vacation will be a little warmer so the kids can enjoy the pool.
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Additional Information about The Island House Hotel

Property: The Island House Hotel
Address: 26650 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561
Location: United States > Alabama > Orange Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Orange Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Orange Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Island House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton is well-known for providing an atmosphere that is both distinctive and uncommon; your family vacation, a relaxing getaway, your special event, reunion, or corporate event will feel exceptional. Every room in our hotel is Gulf Front and offers views of our beautiful emerald waters and our famous sugar-white sands. Each of our beachfront rooms provides personal balconies and newly-renovated amenities that will make your stay feel perfect. The Hotel is nestled directly on 336 feet of beachfront. Cushioned loungers with umbrellas are offered in front of the property, and a boardwalk from the pool takes you a few feet from the water. Located near Alabama Point and Perdido Pass, Island House rests at the main bay where the Intracoastal Waterway meets the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf’s largest charter boat fishing fleet, many sailboats, yachts and recreational watercraft set sail right before our eyes each day. Most importantly, our culture of customer service, attention to detail, location and amenities make a great combination for the perfect stay for work or play. Come see why Island House Hotel is a favorite beach spot in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and is considered one of the jewels of the Gulf Coast ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Island House Hotel Orange Beach
Island Hotel Orange Beach
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